Author Tony Abbott comes to Byrd’s Books for a visit!

Join us on Saturday December 16th at 2:00pm as we welcome author Tony Abbott for a visit at Byrd’s Books. The author of so many great books, including the Copernicus Legacy series, the Secrets of Droon series, Lunch Box Dream, and his latest book The Summer of Owen Todd. So drop down to meet the author!


The Magic Misfits

By Neil Patrick Harris and Alec Azam. A middle-grade debut by the beloved actor and best-selling author of Choose Your Own Autobiography follows the experiences of a young New England street magician who teams up with other talented street kids to protect their community from a greedy crime boss.

The Caldera

By John Flanagan. Returning home for the annual warrior competition, Hal and the Herons are reunited with someone from their past and embark on a high-risk mission to rescue the Empress’s son from pirate kidnappers.


By Mafi Tahereh. Laylee, thirteen, is nearly worn out from washing and packaging corpses for the Otherwhere and being shunned by villagers when two strangers, Alice and Oliver, arrive determined to help.

Ship of Dolls

By Shirley Parenteau. In 1926, eleven-year-old Lexie Lewis seeks to leave her strict grandparents in Portland and reunite with her singer mother in San Francisco, so when she hears that her class is sending a doll to Japan by way of San Francisco, she seizes her chance

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

By Lucy Strange. Finding herself alone in the wake of her mother’s illness, her father’s job abroad and her caregiver’s busy schedule, Henrietta, a girl growing up in the early 20th century, explores ghostly secrets in her new home. A first novel.

The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse

By Nicholas Gannon. A stand-alone sequel to The Doldrums finds an overjoyed Archer anticipating the imminent return of his famous explorer grandparents, whose high-profile disappearance onto an iceberg years earlier is being denounced as a hoax.

The Getaway

By Jeff Kinney. Accompanying his family to a tropical island resort to escape the cold and stress of an approaching holiday season, Greg is dismayed when sun poisoning, stomach bugs and venomous critters cast a shadow over their much-needed vacation

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Illustrated Edition

By J.K. Rowling and Newt Scamander. Offers alphabetically arranged entries detailing the characteristics of such mythical beasts as hippogriffs, blast-ended skrewts, dragons, and unicorns.


The Trials of Morrigan Crow

By Jessica Townsend. “A cursed child destined to die on her eleventh birthday is rescued and whisked away to a secret realm called Nevermoor and given the chance to compete for a place in a prestigious organization called the Wundrous Society”–